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1 E-SKILLS UK – OUR MISSION Paul Coby – Chair e-skillsUK CIO Board 27 th May 2010

2 e-skills UK CEOs from the UK IT industry: Accenture BT Cable&Wireless Worldwide Cisco HP IBM LOgica Microsoft Oracle Quicksilva Tata Consultancy Services Vodafone Ensuring the UK has the technology skills to compete in the global economy CIOs from across the economy: British Airways BBC Cabinet Office Carphone Warehouse Figleaves Metropolitan Police Service National Grid Network Rail Royal Mail Group Sainsburys UBS Whitbread

3 Driving economic recovery Technology enabled innovation is the primary enabler of growth and is at the heart of new economy sectors Half of Europes productivity gains in recent years are attributable to investments in IT Better exploitation of technology could yield upto £35Bn improvement in UK productivity Technology holds the key to innovation, global competitiveness and improved public services:

4 Accelerating employment growth 1.1 million IT professionals doubled since early 1990s continued to grow throughout recession will grow at 4 x UK average for next decade 110,000 new entrants a year needed into IT workforce £71Bn p.a. direct Value Add contribution (four times the UK average per head) The technology sector delivers disproportionate direct employment growth and Value Add contribution:

5 Skills and recruitment issues Nearly half of IT & Telecoms companies that are recruiting report insufficient suitable applicants Less than 1 in 5 of companies with less than 10 employees provides training for their IT professionals The sector is missing out on half of the talent pool – even today only 17% of the workforce is female

6 Enabling the information society 77% of the current workforce uses IT in their everyday jobs 92% of new recruits need skills in the use of IT Employers report widespread skills gaps (e.g. 29% lacking database skills, 28% lacking spreadsheet skills) IT user skills are key to employability and social inclusion

7 Employers – Educators – Government – Agencies Strategic objective 1: Future talent Motivate talented students to pursue IT-related careers, and better prepare all young people for work in a technology- enabled world Employer engagement Generate exceptional employer engagement which raises demand and investment in skills core activities Strategic objective 2: IT professionals Develop the IT professional skill pool as the best in the world for deriving business benefit from technology Research Deliver authoritative labour market intelligence which enables effective influence on policy, strategy &solution development Standards & qualifications Implement a coherent sector qualifications & learning strategy which ensures skills supply is driven by the needs of employers and learners Partnerships Establish strategically-aligned partnerships which capitalise on the power of collective action to deliver on this strategy sector solutions Strategic objective 3: The IT Nation Promote the compelling benefits of increased IT capability to organisations and individuals in every sector

8 Future Talent programmes CC4G (Computer Clubs for Girls) Changing the attitudes of girls towards technology –10 - 14 year olds –127,000 students, 4000 schools –> 2/3rds more likely to consider a career in IT BigAmbition (Change Attitudes) Encouraging students to consider IT- related education and careers –14 - 19 year olds – 9 universities, 36 employers –> 8,000 registered users ITMB (IT and Managing Business) Sector-backed degree programme - business, technical and interpersonal skills –13 universities –> 50 employers –700 students, 30% female e-skills Internships Sector-backed student placement programme –30 universities –200 employers –350 students

9 BigAmbition Employer Partners Accenture Allstate NI Amazon Apple BBC Bebo BA Blitz Games BT CA Capgemini Carphone Warehouse Centrica Cisco eBay Facebook Google Innocent Drinks ITV J Sainsbury Kainos Lastminute Logica Microsoft MOO MySpace Network Rail Nvolve Rolls-Royce Roundhouse SAP Tate Britain TFL Vyro Games Vodafone Whitbread

10 e-skills Internship University Partners Aston University Birmingham City University Bournemouth University City University London Coventry University De Montfort University Keele University Leeds Metropolitan University Loughborough University Manchester Metropolitan University Newcastle University Oxford Brookes University QMC, Univ. of London Sheffield Hallam University Staffordshire University Teesside University UCL University of Bath University of Exeter University of Greenwich University of Hertfordshire University of Kent University of Liverpool University of Manchester University of Plymouth University of Portsmouth University of Sheffield University of Westminster UWE, Bristol Wolverhampton

11 2. Best fit, best quality, best value learning and qualifications 3. New cost-effective learning opportunities 1. Professional recognition and progression REDUCE CHAOS IMPROVE ROI RECOGNISE COMPETENCE The National Skills Academy


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